CASTING off masks: Racists, nationalists, hangers on, attack Nazhat Shameem's Privileged Caste comment while choosing to kiss Rabuka
Fijileaks: The choice of words might be inappropriate but bogus indigenous rights claims were deployed by Rabuka and Speight to inflict the cancer of racism, mostly against Indo-Fijians - NEVER AGAIN; we have said before, if you are so passionate about defending indigenous rights why have you been hiding in the bushes since 2006 - now the Rabuka Horror Show is on the march again, CRY FIJI
9/3/2017 08:06:24 pm
10/3/2017 01:11:52 am
You and Shameem are inciting violence. Its now no other way. Recognition of indigenous right is a right to recognition and a right to preservation of who we are in our native home. That's all. When that is blocked and Fijians are pushed with their back on a wall there will be no other way but to revolt. That will be worse. How will Fijians be a privilege race by that recognition. Have you driven around Viti Levu to see who holds and commands the economy around Fiji? Its all Indian business, and the Indian race have and will continue to contribute economically, politically and in all ways to the growth of the Fiji nation. Now to avoid disruption of that growth we need to maintain harmony in Fiji. And that harmony need to be positively worked on by addressing the imbalance ( which you and Shameem are labelling as racist). When worse comes to worse - you and others who now have this unique privilege through media and insights to "strike a balance" in your contribution, have yourself to blame. Fijians are a generous race but as shown in past, things can turn nasty very quickly if not handled sensitively.
10/3/2017 08:18:11 am
Siti, I thought we have come through a whole cycle since 1987 on indigenous rights. Then too economy was all about Indian businesses. So what did SVT and SDL deliver to indigenous race from 1987 to 2006 i.e. the long 19 years?
10/3/2017 11:46:10 pm
Dear Siti, we more than others, immediately understand your sentiments and your underlying threats - having experienced it, first-hand, and the full brand of it, in the aftermaths of 2000 mayhem. Please - spare us the grief. But we also experienced the true generosity of the itaukei people whilst we survived as refugees at the Girmit Center.
11/3/2017 09:50:52 pm
It is true, the 'Fijians' are generous, as a people, no other race can compare to the ítaukeis' genuine spirit of respect of others, commitment to ideals, perseverance of harmony and in honouring 'others' whom the FFP by imposition, allowed to be called Fijian. The way forward for this great people will always be with their communal elders and leaders, not government, I repeat, not government. The key to prosperity, parity, freedom, is with their kingdoms - the vanua. It must be preserved, protected, nurtured, by the people led by their Chiefs, not by government.
Fijian Indian warrior
13/3/2017 03:35:53 am
Siti, don't make the mistake of thinking Indians won't strike back with full force , As of the last hour ,there are some 1.3 billion Indians on Earth vs 300,000 mixed African,Solomon islanders,freed American slaves pretending to be the first people of Fiji. I warn you Siti , 30 years after Rabuka, the Indians no longer stand and get beaten.They will take you and your big mouth out for good. I'M PUTTING YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU ON NOTICE.
13/3/2017 02:18:16 pm
NO one can define your culture better than you, yourself, Siti.
10/3/2017 09:05:29 am
We seem to have overlooked the fact that 1997 constitution contained the phrase "paramount interest". This was quite deliberate but was soon misread/interpreted as meaning 'supreme interest". It might need revisiting with sensitivity and allowance for the shift towards equality for all especially with regard to women and children's rights. 'A parity of esteem' was used in the Northern Ireland/Eire peace process. A most felicitous and delicate use of the English language but there are flies in the ointment there once more. Next time around greater emphasis has to be placed upon gender rights regardless of caste or class. The 21st century beckons and the world is leaving Fijians behind. Parity of Esteem is required by all parties to negotiations. That is how the 1996/97 consultations found an accommodation. Violence will tear the very fabric of Fiji for good leaving the poorest and most vulnerable bereft.
11/3/2017 10:16:38 am
That interest was paramount to the extent that they will not be above or below other races but will be equal to other races in Fiji.
10/3/2017 10:32:25 am
Please note that the Indian populace in 2017 is not as hapless as they were pre 1987.
11/3/2017 11:38:35 am
For more than 4 decades since independence, Fiji's privileged caste, the iTaukei have received affirmative action. They have been given preferential treatment in education, government employment, land rights, etc. but has that affirmative action done them good? Affirmative action is supposed to be a temporary measure to help historically disadvantaged groups (which the iTaukei are definitely not) to achieve parity with others. In fiji, that affirmative action has almost been permanent. Under the Bai/Khai regime, the biggest beneficiaries continue to be iTaukei (and Muslims- the Hindus continue to be excluded as they have Always been). What nazhat has said is very true.
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